BANSWARA: Rajasthan Minister of State for Rural Development Dhan Singh, who had stirred a controversy by seeking votes on the basis of religion, has been booked for violating the Model Code of Conduct which is in force in the poll-bound state.
According to ANI, an FIR has been registered against Dhan Singh over his speech on October 26 during which he had said, ''In Rajasthan, all Hindus should vote for the BJP. If Muslims can vote en masse for the Congress, all Hindus should do so for the BJP''.
Banswara: FIR registered against Rajasthan Minister Dhan Singh over his speech on October 26 where he had said 'In Rajasthan, all Hindus should vote for the BJP. If Muslims can vote en masse for the Congress, all Hindus should do so for the BJP'
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2018
Singh made these remarks while addressing a rally in connection with the upcoming state assembly polls on December 7.
The tenure of the current assembly ends on January 20, next year.
Later, brushing aside his statement, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that the BJP has never sought votes on the basis of religion.
"A voter has no religion. He votes for a person who works for the development of the country. Our party has never sought votes on the basis of religion," Kataria said this on Sunday in Jaipur.
The counting of votes will be done on December 11.